The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires a minimum of five years of professional work experience, active support from your current employer, an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a solid grade point average (prefer 3.0 GPA or better) and letters of recommendation from your employer and/or clients. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may still be considered for acceptance by submitting a GMAT (500), GRE (300), or Executive Assessment scoring in the 50th percentile. Click here to request information now!
To set up a time to chat with an Executive MBA staff member, please visit this site to set up a phone meeting: https://calendly.com/cherylemba/executive-mba-intro-chat
Prospective students for the UA EMBA must complete the following application steps.
1. Complete the Graduate School Application
To apply for the UA EMBA, prospective students must use The University of Alabama’s Graduate School application which includes a non-refundable $65 application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and a non-refundable $80 application fee for international applicants. The application fee is waived for U.S. Military Veterans; contact the UA Graduate School using this link – Veteran Application Fee Waiver. If you are an international applicant applying for graduate school, please use the International Application. Be sure to select Executive Business Administration, MBA as your proposed major.
For Huntsville program applicants, select Huntsville EMBA as the place of initial enrollment. Select Fall 2021 as the Proposed Entrance Term. Application deadline is July 16, 2021. NOW ACCEPTING FALL 2021 APPLICATIONS FOR OUR HUNTSVILLE COHORT!
For Tuscaloosa program applicants, select Main Campus as the place of initial enrollment. Select Spring 2021 as the Proposed Entrance Term. Application deadline is October 19, 2021.
The University of Alabama’s Graduate School Application
2. GMAT or GRE Score
The GMAT or GRE exam is no longer required for EMBA applicants who meet specific criteria established by The University of Alabama Graduate School. To qualify for this exemption, an applicant must have strong work experience (at least five years) and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better OR have already earned another master’s degree. Please contact the EMBA office for additional information on this policy. For EMBA applicants with a GPA below 3.0, the EMBA program may require a 500 on the GMAT, 300 on the GRE, or score in the 50th percentile on the Executive Assessment. Please request that official scores be sent to The University of Alabama Graduate School.
3. Complete the Admissions Questionnaire Document
Please respond to the Admissions Questionnaire and upload your responses document into the Supporting Documents section of your online application. This item replaces the Statement of Purpose required by the Graduate School. Contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Admissions Questionnaire.
4. Provide Two Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit two (2) professional letters of recommendation which can be requested through your online application. One letter must be from your supervisor; the second letter may be from another person within your company or a client. For additional clarification or questions on this step of the application, contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or email@example.com.
5. Request College Transcripts
Official transcripts must be requested from all institutions where you attended and earned 15 credit hours or more, and must be sealed with a registrar stamp or be sent electronically from your institution to firstname.lastname@example.org. International transcripts must be written in English or accompanied by an English translation provided by the issuing institution. University of Alabama graduates do NOT need to request their transcript/s from the UA Registrar.
Mailing address for transcripts:
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Rose Administration Building, Suite 100
801 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
Send electronically to: email@example.com
6. Participate in Personal Interview and Provide Résumé
A personal interview is required for all applicants. Interviews can be scheduled at any point during the application process. To set up an interview, please contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application packet is completed, the EMBA Admissions Committee will review it as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified of the decision by both the EMBA office and the Graduate School office.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The UA Executive MBA Program current tuition and fees are:
Tuition and trip costs are subject to change for NEW students enrolling Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.
An $1,800, non-refundable tuition prepayment is due upon acceptance and is applied to your first term tuition bill.
- Course content and materials, instruction, and faculty
- Some reading materials (free library resources available to all UA students)
- Career counseling & workshops
- Special program enhancements – for example: outside speakers, leadership workshop
Optional EMBA Study Trip: $4000 – $5000 estimated cost of trip
Two study trip payments will be requested if participating; a deposit when the trip is announced and balance to be paid the semester of travel.
- Study trip academic program – company visits, consulting projects & some group cultural events
- Lodging during international study trip
- Most meals during study trip
- Some air, rail or bus travel between countries/cities (Does not include airfare from and to the U.S.)
Students are responsible for securing their own lodging, if needed, in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa while enrolled in either program cohort.
The University of Alabama provides financial aid information and GI Bill services for qualified applicants.
As a student in the UA EMBA Program, all women are members of the National Association of Women MBAs.
NAWMBA is dedicated to propelling women MBA students and professionals into leadership positions in business. Benefits include: exclusive or discounted admission to NAWMBA local/regional networking and speaker events and live training seminars, career and leadership focused webinars, career-related resources including access to Ivy Exec, an online career resources web service, to provide additional valuable career and leadership focused webinars, NAWMBA Career Center and Job Fairs connecting employers and job seekers. Membership also includes an invitation to the NAWMBA Annual Conference. An intensive multi-day conference filled with career developing workshops, inspirational speakers, professional coaching and functional learning tracks.
In addition, the Executive MBA Alumni Network hosts an annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Birmingham and in Huntsville. The EMBA Women’s Leadership Luncheon focuses on leaders from the private and public sectors who share their business experiences and knowledge, as well as provide a forum for mentoring and networking opportunities with senior business leaders.